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Does the church make sense or do we make it too hard for people to come in? I think yes and yes and the task then is to make it easier. Maybe for someone out there, this will be the case. I write as a Lutheran (or, perhaps a Lutherpalian) although I might seem out of the mainstream from time to time. That's okay, isn't it? Let's blog on.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Eucharistic Prayer for the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles


 P: It is truly right and a good and joyful thing 
that we should at all times and in all places, 
offer our thanks and praise to you, Holy
God through Christ our Lord. 

You fill our hearts with joy as we honor
your great apostles: 
Peter, our leader in the faith,
and Paul, the fearless preacher. 

Peter raised up the Church from the
faithful flock of Israel. 
Paul brought your call to the nations, and
became the teacher of the world. 

You made them shepherds of the flock to continue the work of your Son. 

Each in his chosen way gathered into unity the one family of Christ. 

Both shared a martyr’s death and are praised throughout the world. 

And so with the Church on earth, 
with Peter, Paul, and all the hosts of heaven, 
we praise your name and join their unending hymn:
The Sanctus is said or sung.

P: You are indeed holy, O God,
and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ. 
He is the eternal Shepherd who never leaves the flock untended. 
He chose Simon as his disciple,
the rock on which he would build Your church. 
On the Damascus Road he called Saul
to turn from a life of persecution and your Spirit rested upon him. 

By the baptism of his suffering, death, and
resurrection, 
you gave birth to your church, 
delivered us from slavery to sin and death, 
and made with us a new covenant by water
and the Spirit.
On the night before he suffered death, 
our Lord Jesus gathered his friends around
the table and as he took bread, he offered thanks to you; 
breaking it, and giving it to all of them, saying: 
“Take and eat; this is my body, given for
you. Do this for the remembrance of me.” 

After all of them had eaten, 
he again took the cup and offered thanks to you, 
and gave it for all to drink, saying: 
“This cup is the new covenant in my blood,
shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness
of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.”

And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, 
we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving 
as a holy and living sacrifice, 
in union with Christ’s offering for us, 
as we proclaim the mystery of faith: 
C: Christ has died. Christ has risen.
Christ will come again.
 

P: Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here 
and on these gifts of bread and wine. 
As they are the body and blood of Christ for us, 
so may we be for the world the body of
Christ, redeemed by his blood. 

Illumine our lives, O God, with the radiance of Christ’s love, 
and inspire us to shine in faith and witness as his holy disciples. 

By your Spirit bind us to Christ,
one to another, 
together in ministry to all the world, 
until Christ comes in final victory and we
feast at the heavenly banquet. 
Through your son Jesus Christ, 
with the Holy Spirit in your holy church,
all honor and glory is yours, 
Almighty God, now and forever. 
C: Amen

P: And now, as God’s confident children,
we boldly pray:
C: Our Father in heaven...

8 Comments:

Blogger 茹希茹希 said...

知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。....................................................................

10:50 PM  
Blogger 珮陽 said...

向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。............................................................

8:58 AM  
Blogger 玉婷良DGFHFJ瑋黃吳 said...

如果成為一支火柴,也要點亮一個短暫的宇宙;如果是一隻烏鴉,也要叫疼閉塞的耳膜。.................................................................

4:59 AM  
Blogger 雲亨雲亨雲亨 said...

人要學習健忘,把所有不如意忘掉,才會快樂。..................................................

11:19 AM  
Blogger 吳婷婷 said...

留言支持好作品~加油!期待進步和更新..................................................................

1:14 PM  
Blogger 吳婷婷 said...

要友誼長存,我們必須原諒彼此的小缺點。......................................................

11:46 PM  
Blogger 佳皓佳皓 said...

加油!充實內函最重要!Beauty is but skin- deep...................................................................

6:15 AM  
Blogger 蔡靜芳蔡靜芳 said...

人生中最好的禮物就是屬於自己的一部份..................................................

9:58 PM  

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